Five interesting facts about the Korean language:
- Korean has around 76 million native speakers making it the 17th most spoken language in the world.
- Korean has its own script called Hangul, which was created in the 15th century by King Sejong the Great.
- There is a national holiday in honour of the language, which is celebrated on the same day for both North and South Korea.
- Korean is one of the world’s oldest living languages with links to Japanese, Chinese and Tibetan.
- Koreans often say ‘our’ or ‘we’ instead of ‘my’ or ‘me’. The practice is rooted in Confucian traditions and communal values.